Thursday, 2 April 2009

Easter Card for Sarah


I should really be saying sorry to my daughter as I posted cards to my grandchildren but not to her, and I got into terrible trouble for not doing so, Ive been out this morning to post the above card of to her, so Im hoping she will forgive me for being so remiss.

Ive used two of the Magnolia images to make this card the large Egg and Tilda, I stamped both images onto white card by masking of Tilda and then used my Karisma pencils to colour them both. I know a lot of my followers use the prisma pencils so I will give you a tip that was taught to me, you have to build up the layers of colour by crosshatching them, I usually use a very light one first then the darker ones on top. I know a lot of you use the Sansdor solvent afterwards, but I dont mainly because I think it makes it darker but I find if I need to blend colours I use the blender pencil instead.

I then cut the image out with my Nestabilitie die, and actually cut around edge and used the same die again for the image to mounted on, as the next size was a to big a gap. The base card is another made with a A3 piece of card then cut to 8.1/2"x 8" size, onto this I have put a mount of green pearlescent card over which I have layered a piece of pattered paper, all these papers were taken from one of my magazines.

The second layer is a patterned one but this time I have used my small heart Martha Stewart border punch and layered it down the centre of the card, on top of this I have put a further mount with another patterned paper on, I actually used a cats eye inkpad to run around the edge. The stamped image was then mounted onto this centre piece with a small one made in the same way for the greeting positioned below, Im afraid I cheated and used a peeloff on this as I didnt think I had a stamp small enough to fit in.

To finish of the card I have made up two silk flowers from my Craft Stash, with jewel brads for the centres.

6 comments:

papercraftsbyrach said...

I am sure that after your daughter receives this beautiful card Shirley she will forgive you. hugs rachxx

Riet said...

what a beautiful card,l love the stamp.

hugs Riet.x

Chris said...

Oh Shirley, I'm sorry you were in trouble for the oversight of posting a card but I'm sure this beautiful card will make ammends for that. I love everything, the colours and your design, so fresh and pretty. Hugs, Chris xx

Poppy said...

lovely card, I'm sure you'll be forgiven.
poppy

Bev said...

Your daughter will love this Shirley, and all will be forgiven. It's such a pretty card honey x

Janet said...

Aww her heart will melt when you daughter recieves this Shirley! X